Legendary metal guitar player Gus G, known for his work with OZZY OSBOURNE and FIREWIND announces new venture BLACKFIRE PICKUPS – his own Pickup company. Without a doubt, Gus is one of the most influential metal shredders to emerge on the scene in the past two decades and has had a long-lasting line of signature products, including guitars & amplifiers.
Thru different ongoing cooperations with the industry´s biggest brands over the past years, Gus developed a very precise and distinctive idea about how he wants his gear to function and of course, how it has to sound and behave to help him express his musical creativity.
Gus states: “Creating my own pickups was a dream come true. This wasn’t about making another signature piece of gear, but rather than creating something new from scratch based on my 20 year-long experience touring and recording professionally. Being on a constant search for the perfect tone, I wanted to make the pickup that will be suitable not only for myself but for any Rock & Metal player that is looking for solid, uncompromising tone.”
Gus was working on the idea for BLACKFIRE PICKUPS for several years. Endless prototypes and tests later, the first pickups came to life – The Proteus & Immortal sets!
Originally living exclusively on his latest Jackson signature models, the pickups are finally available as standalone products and you can preorder them now!
Check out this Video of Gus explaining the story of BLACKFIRE PICKUPS:
IMMORTAL – passive humbucker
Immortal is a high output passive humbucker pick-up set designed in conjunction with Gus G. Based on an Alnico 5 magnet, this is a great pickup for Rock and Metal tones with a powerful midrange boost that provides crunchy rhythm tones and screaming leads.
PROTEUS – active humbucker
The Proteus is a powerful active humbucker pickup set designed in conjunction with Gus G to match his needs for his Metal playing style that requires a powerfully rich tone and expressive feel.
The pickups come with a high output, a low-noise preamp that gives enough kick and distortion, with well-balanced EQ and rich harmonics that respond perfectly to picking attack and dynamics.
IMMORTAL Set (passive): 175€
PROTEUS Set (active): 199€
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